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Sledge Hammer!

television program

Sledge Hammer!

Duration 22 minutes
Genre television comedy
Composer Don Davis
Country of origin United States of America
Number of episodes 41
Number of seasons 2

About Sledge Hammer!

Sledge Hammer! was a cult classic television show that aired from 1986 to 1988. The show followed the adventures of the titular character, a trigger-happy detective who often found himself in absurd situations. Sledge Hammer! was a parody of the cop shows of the time, and it was known for its over-the-top violence and humor.

The show was created by Alan Spencer, who drew inspiration from classic cop shows like Dirty Harry and The Streets of San Francisco. Sledge Hammer! was a critical success, with many praising its satirical take on the genre. However, the show struggled with low ratings and was eventually canceled after two seasons.

Despite its short run, Sledge Hammer! has remained a cult favorite among fans of the genre. The show's irreverent humor and over-the-top violence have influenced many comedies that followed, including The Naked Gun and Hot Fuzz.

Sledge Hammer! was also notable for its lead actor, David Rasche, who brought a manic energy to the role of Sledge. Rasche's performance was praised by critics, who noted his ability to balance the character's comedic and dramatic moments.

Overall, Sledge Hammer! was a groundbreaking show that pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on television. Its legacy lives on in the many comedies that have followed in its wake.


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Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


82 years, 1 month, 25 days


65 years, 11 months, 10 days

Born first

27 August 1941

Born last

11 November 1957

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


82 years, 25 days


55 years, 10 months, 16 days

Born first

24 March 1924

Died first

14 December 1998

Born last

3 December 1967

Died last

3 April 2021

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